Narrative of the conquest of Finland by the Russians in the years 1808-9

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William Monteith
L. Booth, 1854 - History - 245 pages
 

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Page 119 - There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune ; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows, and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat; And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures.
Page 237 - ... concerning the restitution of the maps of the countries which have ceased to belong to France, it is agreed that all the maps of the countries ceded, including those which the French Government has caused to be executed, shall be exactly given up, with the copper-plates belonging to them, in the space of four weeks after the exchange of the ratifications of the present Treaty. The same shall be done respecting the archives, maps and plates, taken away from the countries occupied for a time by...
Page 223 - His Swedish Majesty did not disavow the obligation imposed upon him by the treaties referred to, but refused all co-operation until the French troops should be removed from the coasts, and the ports of Germany opened to English ships.
Page 234 - There shall be, as there have always been, perpetual peace and friendship between His Majesty the King of Sweden and His Majesty the Emperor of China...
Page 228 - Finland, remain in quiet and fear nought ; we do not come to you as enemies, but as your friends and protectors, to render you more prosperous and happy, and to avert from you the calamities which, if war should become indispensable, must necessarily befall you. Do not allow...
Page 233 - Trinity The United States of America, and His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, equally animated with the desire of maintaining the relations of good understanding, which have hitherto so happily subsisted between their respective States, and of extending and consolidating the commercial intercourse between them, have agreed to enter into negotiations for the conclusion of a Treaty of navigation and commerce, For...
Page 224 - German ports for England ; in a word, with rendering himself of service to that England, against which measures of defence ought to have been taken. It would be difficult to find a more striking proof of partiality on the part of the King of Sweden towards Great Britain, than this which he has given.
Page 233 - Knight of the Russian Orders of St. Andrew, of St. Alexander Newsky, and of St. Anne of the first class ; of...
Page 223 - Britain that he could not remain insensible of so unjust and unexampled an aggression on a sovereign connected with him by the ties of blood and friendship, and who was the most ancient ally of Russia. His Imperial Majesty informed the King of Sweden of this determination by a note, dated the 24th of September last, presented to the Swedish Ambassador.
Page 224 - Emperor is, however, far from regretting his moderation. He is, on the contrary, well pleased to recollect that he has employed every means that remained to him, for bringing back his Swedish Majesty to the only system of policy, which is consistent with the interests of his States ; but his Imperial Majesty owes it at least to his people and to the security of his dominions, • — which is, to a Sovereign, the highest of all laws, — no longer to leave the co-operation of Sweden and Russia a...

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